Fire at Weaver Fertilizer Plant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

by | Feb 1, 2022 | Chemical Release, Industrial Accident

There was a fire at the Weaver Fertilizer Plant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on January 31, 2022.  The plant stores over 300 tons of ammonia nitrate.  Thousands of local residents were evacuated over concerns the ammonia nitrate would explode.  Reports indicate the building has collapsed and continues to smolder.  At the time, the plant was not in operation.  It is believed the fire began at a loading dock.  It is unknown if anyone was injured in the incident, or as a result of exposure to dangerous chemicals which may have been released in the smoke.

There have been a number of incidents at industrial and chemical plants.  There was an explosion at the Oxychem Chemical Plant in Ingleside, Texas on January 27, 2022.  There was an explosion at the Westlake Chemical South Plant in Sulphur, Louisiana on January 26, 2022.  There was an explosion at a construction materials plant in Hampshire, Illinois on January 21, 2022.  Two workers were injured in an explosion at a steel plant near Detroit, Michigan on January 19, 2022. A massive fire broke out at a plastics plant in Wharton, Texas on January 9, 2022.

Plants can pose significant dangers both to workers and to the general public.  When dangerous work is involved, extra precautions must be taken, especially when catastrophic fires or explosions can occur.

Those touched by an industrial accident should know their legal rights and remedies, and act quickly to preserve them. Our attorneys have extensive experience in cases involving industrial and plant personal injury and wrongful death, including those caused by fires and explosions. The firm has experience in courts across the country and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or as a result of a plant explosion, or been seriously injured.

The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a fire or explosion at a plant.  Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.